Wheelchair Access

Most of the buildings at Fort Larned are now wheelchair accessible due to the kafka paved company streets. Kafka is decomposed granite mixed with a binder to create a paving material that looks like the dirt covered company streets but which provides a harder and more stable surface for wheelchairs. The map below shows which buildings and park areas are accessible and how to access them.

Please keep in mind that this paving material only makes company streets usable for wheelchairs when it's dry. After a heavy rain or melted snow, the surface is often too soft for wheelchairs to safely access.

Aerial view of the fort with signage for wheel chair access for each building.
Handicap accessibility at Fort Larned.

Walking Distances

Although Fort Larned does have a Visitor Center, most of what there is to see is outside and requires walking. The walk from the parking lot to the Visitor Center is a quarter of mile. The walk around the Parade Ground to see all of the buildings is about one third of a mile.

Last updated: January 12, 2021

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

1767 KS Hwy 156
Larned, KS 67550


This phone is answered during regular business hours. After hours calls will be answered the next day. Please select a mailbox or leave a message on the main extension when the fort is closed.

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